A wind power station in the southwest province of Bac Lieu. (Photo: SGGP)

Wind power in Vietnam needs more synchronous infrastructure

Document No.693/TTg-CN signed by the Prime Minister on June 9, 2020 has allowed the use of wind power in the national electricity grid. However, the insufficient infrastructure in Vietnam has, to some extent, limited the potential development of this green power source. Immediate actions are required to amend the situation so that this environmentally friendly power is exploited to the fullest.

A wind power plant in Ninh Thuan province (Photo: SGGP)

Ninh Thuan province laments excessive electricity supply

The South Central province of Ninh Thuan has licensed a slew of power projects while transmission infrastructure has not been built synchronously. That has resulted in excessive supply forcing plants to operate perfunctorily.
Electrical workers operate a substation to supply power for households. (Photo: SGGP)

Power supply excessive, power grids insufficient

Rapid development of solar power plants has led to overloading on the transmission lines and electrical substations from 110kV to 500 kV in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces. Meanwhile, overhead power line projects to transmit power generated by solar power plants have faced several difficulties, especially obstacles in site clearance.
Rent-A-Port Managing Director Marc Stordiau briefs Vietnamese officials on the company's projects (Source: VNA)

Deputy PM lauds Belgian company’s energy projects in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has applauded the investment in wind and solar energy in Vietnam of Belgium’s Rent-A-Port and suggested the company work on connecting wind power with Vietnam’s national power grid.